Life is in the details…and oh, how we love us some good details! But, even more than fabulous details, we love….LOVE…..big, live out loud, shout it from the hilltops, who cares who sees, I’m crazy for you LOVE!
Juliet & Brede’s Orleans wedding had it all! You might remember this sweet couple from our picnic-style love session with them earlier this summer. Click HERE to read their story.
Their day started with a sun-filled ceremony on Skaket Beach, attended by their families and closest friends. Sweet, hand-made signs directed guests to a quiet and marshy corner of the beach. It was the perfect backdrop for two special people and two important words….”I do!”
I’m embarrassed to admit that even with 14 years of living on the Cape and having photographed more than 100 weddings, that was the first time we’d ever been to that beach…shocking, I know. But, we’ll definitely be going back…it’s gorgeous!
After their poignant exchanging of vows, Juliet, Brede and their guests put their shoes back on and headed to the Winslow Estate for dinner and dancing. It was the kind of day little girls dream of and Andy & I had a blast capturing all of the incredible details and love-filled moments. Here are some of our favorites from the day…
Looove Juliet’s super cute bedazzled shoes and stunning Melissa Sweet gown.
How fun is this dreamy view of Juliet’s dress? Like layers of glorious girliness!
Juliet gets dressed with a little help from her mom, Robin, and her very attentive and very pregnant MOH, Emily.
And, in the smaller cottage on the property, Brede & his groomsmen were getting ready…
Juliet & Brede choose orange and navy blue as their colors. They were perfectly fall festive!
What would we do without our technology toys? Juliet’s super cute brother, Sean, works on the laptop, while Brede checks his phone. Too funny!
Putting on his tie…
Here are some of those great details I was talking about…Flowers by the very talented Judy Fligg of All About Flowers.
Juliet & Brede opted to see each other before the ceremony, which was GREAT! We had plenty of time for photos and they got to enjoy their cocktail hour. Love that! Here’s one perspective of this moment…
I love this shot of them. Juliet has got a great smile/laugh…I love the way she crinkles her nose.
Swwooooonn….love her expression in this next one! To die for!
I swear my heart stopped for a second when I saw this moment as captured by my ridiculously talented husband! Andy really does have an amazing ability to find perspectives that the average person would never consider….just one of the many reasons I am so lucky to be married to him.
Va va va vooom….
Juliet & Brede and their amazing friends & family, including Juliet’s super sweet brother, Sean, (second from the left) & sister, Jennifer, (third from the left) and Brede’s super sweet sisters, Kaycee (third from right) and Courtney (second from right).
Seriously? I heart this next photo of Cora The Beautiful…big time!
Juliet & her bridal party head to the beach in style…
Here comes the bride…
Love this next shot and the curious seagull who was hovering around to see what was going on.
Sand ceremonies are very popular here on the Cape, and we love the sentiment behind it…two people coming together from different places joining their lives in love. So sweet…
The new Mr. & Mrs….
The guests headed back to the Winslow Estate for cocktail hour, while we spent a few minutes with Juliet & Brede on the beach for some portraits and a little alone time…
Juliet & Brede have a wonderful way of being together that just feels so natural. They hug like this a lot and Andy & I squealed with delight when we saw it because it made for this magical moment…
They do this a lot too…and we just love it when our couples let their guard down and let us see who they are together. We can put people in poses, but it’s ALWAYS better when they just are themselves and do what comes naturally. This next photos is a perfect example of that.
I took a little artistic license with this next one. It just felt like the right thing to do with the setting and the way Juliet & Brede were laying together…..looooove it!
Happy couple+ killer dress & stiff breeze = perfection!
As they made their way back to the Winslow Estate to join the cocktail hour already in progress, Juliet & Brede were welcomed by a showering of bubbles and oodles of love & happy wishes. Can we talk about how cute ring bearer Colter is with his Just Married sign?
One of Brede’s cousins, Hayden, big brother to Cora & Colter, holds up a fish he caught to put in the live centerpieces, which had crabs, fish & snails.
A first dance full of love & laughter…exactly how it should be!
DJ Wayne Baptiste of Boston rocked the party in style. Wayne wins our award for best dressed DJ of the summer. Loooove that suit & hat! Way to work it Wayne!
And here are just a few of the fabulous details that colored Juliet & Brede’s amazing day, including my personal obsession, crazy good cupcakes by Cupcake Charlies of Mashpee. Don’t try these if you know what’s good for you…one taste and you’ll be hooked for life!
We can’t finish this post without thanking Connie Nye Clark of The Perfect Plan for organizing Juliet & Brede’s incredible day! It was fabulous working with you Connie and we look forward to doing it again soon! Thanks too to all of the amazing vendors who helped make our job not only easy, but a pleasure! But, our biggest thanks go to Juliet & Brede…you two are a perfect match and getting to be there with you when you committed your love and your lives to each other in front of the people you care for most was truly an honor! Thank you for trusting us to document this special time in your lives and for welcoming us with such open arms & open hearts! We hope you love these photos as much as we loved being there with you! Stay tuned for more to soon follow! Love & hugs, Christine & Andy xo